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Susan Whitfield-Gabrieli

Imaging markers for brain disorders

Professor of Psychology, College of Science

Professor Whitfield-Gabrieli uses brain imaging to improve the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders. Her goal is to pinpoint biomarkers useful for early disease detection and prevention and for developing targeted drug therapies. 

Whitfield-Gabrieli, who directs the Biomedical Imaging Center, uses neuroimaging techniques to explore the basis of schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, and other psychiatric disorders. With collaborators at the Massachusetts General and McLean hospitals, she aims to identify children at risk for mental illness in their teens. Another goal of her research is to develop imaging analysis tools to share with clinicians and the neuroimaging community. 

Whitfield-Gabrieli holds a doctorate in neuroscience from University of California, Berkeley.